Presentation title: The interaction of boundaries and dislocations in alloys Yu earned her PhD degree in materials science and engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 2012. She was a postdoctoral researcher at National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab from 2012 to 2014. She joined the faculty of the Center for Electron Microscopy at Zhejiang University in 2014, where she is also a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Yu is interested in materials characterization. Specifically, her research interests focus on applying in-situ and multi-scale electron microscopy techniques to probe into the correlations between structure and properties of materials. Her research work has been published in Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, etc,. She got China National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, China Youth Science and Technology Award, China Young Female Scientist Award, Second Prize of National Natural Science Award, etc,. Qian gave more than 30 invited presentations in international conferences including MRS, TMS and M&M. Her current interest is in titanium alloys and high entropy alloys.
(University of California, San Diego)
Presentation title: Constructing the Grain-Boundary Counterparts to Bulk Phase Diagrams Jian Luo graduated from Tsinghua University with dual Bachelor's degrees. After receiving his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T., he worked in the industry with Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories and OFS. In 2003, he joined the Clemson faculty, where he served as an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. In 2013, he moved to UCSD as a Professor of NanoEngineering and Materials Science and Engineering. He was/is a National Science Foundation CAREER awardee (2005), an AFOSR Young Investigator (2007), a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow (2014), a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2016), and a TMS Brimacombe Medalist (2019).
Wayne D. Kaplan
(Israel Institute of Technology)
Presentation title: Disconnections, Solute-Drag, Solute-Acceleration, and Microstructural Evolution Wayne D. Kaplan holds the Karl Stoll Chair in Advanced Materials at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Kaplan's research at the Technion has focused on the structure, chemistry, and energy of interfaces, with emphasis on the correlation between interface energy measured from high temperature solid-solid wetting experiments, and atomistic structure. In recent years he has focused on adsorption transitions, and the atomistic distribution within adsorbates at interfaces and free surface, and the role of adsorption in the kinetics of grain boundary motion.
(University of Tokyo)
Presentation title：Atomistic Mechanism of Grain Boundary and Surface Dynamics Yuichi Ikuhara is Professor and Director of Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Engineering Innovation at University of Tokyo since 2003. He received Dr.Eng. from Department of Materials Sciences, Kyushu University in 1988. His current research interest is in interface and grain boundary and interface phenomena, advanced transmission electron microscopy and so on. Dr. Ikuhara is author and coauthor of about 830 scientific original papers in this field, and has more than 380 invited talks at international and domestic conferences. He holds group leader positions at JFCC (Japan Fine Ceramics Center) and WPI (World Premier International Research Center Initiative) professor at Tohoku University concurrently.
(Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschun)
Presentation title: Atomic resolved imaging of grain boundary phase transitions in pure and alloyed metallic thin films Gerhard Dehm is director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf and professor at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum. From 2005 to 2012 he was head of the department Materials Physics at the Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria), and managing director of the Erich Schmid Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His research focusses on advanced S/TEM and in-situ microscopy of interfaces, their structure, chemistry, stability, and impact on material properties. This research direction was recently awarded with an ERC Advanced Grant. A further cornerstone of his research is small scale mechanical testing to provide fundamental understanding of local mechanical properties of materials.
Klaus van Benthem
(University of California, Davis)
Presentation title: Impact of Electric Fields on Grain Boundary Atomic and Electronic Structures Klaus van Benthem is Professor for Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He obtained his PhD in Materials Science at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany, before he became a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently an R&D Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Klaus has joined UC Davis in 2008. Together with his research group he specializes in the characterization of atomic scale defect structures and their evolution under applied stress fields. He employs aberration-corrected and in-situ electron microscopy to explore the effects of electric fields on ceramic microstructure evolution, and mechanisms of solid-state dewetting for metal/ceramic interfaces. Klaus has received numerous awards, including the Young Scientist Award of the German Electron Microscopy Society, a Feodor-Lynen Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Richard M Fulrath Award of the American Ceramic Society.